Colin Logue

Colin Logue

I was born in England on the 14th May 1954 to Irish parents. We relocated to their home town of Belfast in 1958. This is where I spent my scholastic years before leaving in 1972 and living between, then, West Germany and England – settling in Hampshire in 1975.

 I met my first wife in the summer of 1975 and we married the following year.  Our marriage saw the birth of three children, a girl and two boys between 1977 and 1982. In 1987 we emigrated to Australia living initially in Adelaide and by 1995 I was working for the national broadcaster A.B.C. in the music library. My first wife and I divorced in 1996 and I moved to Melbourne with the A.B.C. working in Ripponlea TV until 2010. 

Easter 2006 I met Louise and we married on New Year’s Eve 2007 and settled down in Aspendale Victoria.

Living by the beach with our two cavaliers we enjoy overseas holidays (now on covid hold) and enjoy fine wines.

I decided to write my first book during the severe lock-down of 2020 and I’m now in the throes of writing a follow-up.


Progressive Rock Unmasked

It follows my life through the discovery of musical artists and bands in a series of short stories – all of which are based on my experience and opinions.

Having the time (due to lock-down) to write short essays it was never planned to reach publication stage but the more I wrote the more I considered this option.

The hope is that you will read my musings and perhaps remember your own musical journey or even consider listening to some of the artists I have enjoyed listening to over the years.

Prog Rock Down-Under

Follow-up and companion to the author’s first book ‘Progressive Rock Unmasked’ this edition looks at some of Australia’s top bands who remain outside the main-stream and public consciousness in general.

Some have received international acclaim and attention such as Karnivool and Caligula’s Horse. Many find Europe and the US a more satisfying touring circuit where their music is appreciated by larger audiences than at home.

Prog Rock Down-Under explores the burgeoning progressive rock scene in Australia through personal discovery and remote interviews.

Take a stroll into ‘Prog Rock Down-under’ to whet the aural senses from a musical genre sadly over-looked by mainstream press and media ‘Down-under’.

For over 50 years the author has been listening to progressive rock so included are 50 albums which made an important impact and proved influential and pivotal for the author.

Interior Sample - Progressive Rock Unmasked


Interior Sample - Prog Rock Down-Under



Excerpt from Progressive Rock Unmasked Many consider Crime of the Century (1974) the first Supertramp album but my first encounter with the band was Indelibly

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Barclay James Harvest

Excerpt from Progressive Rock Unmasked Music and in particular the boon of late sixties and early seventies artists who would form an eclectic mix which

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Here come the Punks

Excerpt from Progressive Rock Unmasked Barclay James Harvest would see out the seventies with the release of Eyes of the Universe (1979), their first album

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